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It has been announced that local authorities in England will have a £505,000,000 budget to fund house adaptations for disabled residents in 2019/20.
The New Nike Mannequins - A Step In The Right Direction
Earlier this month, Nike revealed their new plus-size and parasport mannequins in its London store.
Inside Europe's most accessible city
The Dutch city of Breda has recently been named winner of the 2019 Access City Award.
New Public Buildings To Have Changing Places Toilets For Severely Disabled People
The Government has announced proposals for Changing Places toilets to be made mandatory in all new (or majorly refurbished) large public buildings in England. The proposals are now undergoing consultation.
Rail Operators Could Face Penalties Over Poor Disabled Access at Train Stations
Passengers with disabilities who travel by train in the UK could soon be entitled to financial compensation from train operators if they experience poor quality booked assistance.
Research Shows Spinal Cord Injuries Are Increasing
New estimates from three leading charities providing support to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) show that the number of people paralysed by a spinal cord injury is much higher than previously estimated.
British rail stations on track for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access
In a great move for accessibility and inclusivity, disabled rail passengers in Britain will soon benefit from better access at train stations thanks to a £300 million government investment.
Selma Blair Makes First Public Appearance Since Being Diagnosed with MS at the Oscars
Actress Selma Blair walked the Oscars’ red carpet this week as her first public appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last year.
New Inclusive Range of Barbies Released by Mattel
A new range of the hugely popular Barbie dolls has just been released with exciting new additions including a doll who is in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg.
New Emojis Include People With Disabilities
Disability rights campaigners have welcomed the introduction of new accessibility-themed emojis.
Accessibility Proves An Obstacle But Attitudes Are Changing
A travel firm has recently announced plans to offer the first-ever wheelchair accessible tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca site in Peru has always been considered off-limits to traditional wheelchair users due to its rough terrain, steps and narrow walkways. However, tour operator, Wheel the World, have developed a way to visit the Unesco site by using a special foldable trekking-style wheelchair.
British soaps lead the way in disability representation
Over the past few years, there have been significant steps taken to make the world a more inclusive society but one area that has always struggled to fairly represent disability is the TV and film industry.
How disabled people could be affected in the case of a No-Deal Brexit
With the date the UK is scheduled to leave the EU (29th March 2019) ever-advancing, the Government has published a series of papers on how the UK will cope in the event of a no-deal.
Inter-abled couple break down disability stigma with YouTube channel
A disabled woman has praised a wedding dress shop in Portishead, Bristol for featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair in its shop window.
In a report published at the end of last year, it has been revealed there has been a significant rise in blue badge theft and worryingly most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing these permits.